November 10, 2020

Cruise Line Directory

Medical representatives for various cruise lines have supplied current address information and special conditions or preferences for medical staff. Other lines that wish to be listed should contact the staff liaison.

Please note that some of the consultants listed below are representatives for several cruise lines.

This listing is a service for section members. ACEP in no way endorses these companies over other cruise lines and ACEP is not affiliated with these companies in any way.

Azamara Cruises

Benjamin M. Shore, DO, FAAP, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Royal Caribbean Ltd.
1080 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132-2096
Email: bshore@rccl.com

Ruben D. Parejo, MD
Director, Medical Operations
Email: rparejo@rccl.com

Career Opportunities | Azamara Club Cruises
azamaracareersatsea.com

Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. Each can carry 694 guests to discover corners of the world that larger cruise ships cannot reach.

Physicians must have at least three years of postgraduate training in general practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine or critical care, or board certification or similar international certification or equivalent training and experience in any of the following areas: emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. Nurses must have a minimum of three years recent emergency or ICU experience.

Applicants must hold a medical or nursing degree from a recognized university, a valid medical (physician or nursing) license and advanced cardiac life support and basic life support certifications. Physicians and nurses must be fully conversant in English.

Carnival Corporation – Group Health Services

Grant Tarling MD, MPH – Chief Health Officer
Brenda Barnetson MD, MMed(EM), FCEM(SA) – Sr. Director, Clinical Services
Santiago Rivera MD, MHA – Sr. Director, Healthcare Administration & Finance
Joe Scott MD, FACEP – Sr. Director, Fleet Medical Operations

Carnival Corporation consists of 9 cruise line brands within 3 group divisions

  • North America Group: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Australia
  • Carnival UK Group (CUK): P&O and Cunard
  • Carnival Maritime Group (CMG): AIDA and Costa

Global Health Services best practices are shared across all brands leading to uniformity of health policies and protocols with variations due to National or local health regulations. On board medical teams are supported by a global Health Operations Center available 24/7 for consultation and guidance. All vessels have access to university-based telehealth support.

Medical centers are staffed by full time physicians, nurses, paramedics, healthcare assistants and medical administrators. Assignments are typically 4 months duration, followed by 2 months vacation. The medical team numbers and ranks vary depending on the size of the ship and the itinerary. Our shipboard facilities meet or exceed the health care guidelines for cruise ship medical facilities issued by ACEP.

Recruitment:
Doctors must have a current license to practice and at least three years postgraduate experience in Emergency Medicine, acute care, or critical care / ICU, and should be in possession of valid basic and advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support certificates or advanced diplomas in emergency medicine.

Nurses must have a current license to practice and at least three years postgraduate experience in emergency medicine, or acute care. They must hold a valid accredited BLS/ALS / ACLS certificate, prior to joining a vessel.
Medical staff must be proficient in English language.

Interested candidates should access https://medicaljobs.carnival.com for additional information and to submit job applications.

Celebrity Cruises

Benjamin M. Shore, DO, FAAP, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Royal Caribbean Ltd.
1080 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132-2096
Email: bshore@rccl.com

Ruben D. Parejo, MD
Director, Medical Operations
Email: rparejo@rccl.com

Celebrity Cruises Shipboard Careers
celebritycareersatsea.com

Celebrity Cruises succeeds in setting a worldwide standard for cruising, with a distinctive expression of superior quality, grand style, attentive service, spacious accommodations, and exceptional dining.

Physicians must have at least three years of postgraduate training in general practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine or critical care, or board certification or similar international certification or equivalent training and experience in any of the following areas: emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. Nurses must have a minimum of three years recent emergency or ICU experience.

Applicants must old a medical or nursing degree from a recognized university, a valid medical (physician or nursing) license and advanced cardiac life support and basic life support certifications. Physicians and nurses must be fully conversant in English.

Clipper Cruise Line

Pierre Guibor, MD, PA
Cruise Medicine & Surgery Consultant
Office: 201-392-3438
www.intrav.com
Email: Pguibor@aol.com

Clipper Cruise Line specializes in small cruise ship expedition-type experiences in remote areas of Alaska, Russia, Japan, Asia, and South Pacific aboard the Clipper Odyssey. The ship doctor must be able to handle a multitude of general medical problems and consider a number of solutions, with limited alternatives/supplies available.

Flexibility, availability, and affability, with a teamwork attitude, are important factors of this position. Daily sick-call hours and emergency availability to passengers and crew members.

Ship doctor applicants should have a current US state licensure and CV; copy of their photo page passport; ACLS or equivalent; good general health/positive attitude; and be available for 3 to 6 weeks tour of duty. Preference given to past ship physician experience and/or military service. Computer skills essential. Board Certified/Eligible. EM, FM, IM, or Surgery preferred. No labs, X-ray, or nurse available.

Contracts provide medical liability insurance, air/land travel to and from ship, and cruise itinerary for doctor and comp cruise for companion.

Crystal Cruises

Sol Edelstein, MD, FACEP
Medical Consultant,
Vanter Cruise Health Services

Patricia McAllister
Vanter Cruise Health Services
703-236-2690
703-548-0220 fax
Email: pmcallister@vanterventures.com

Two ships - Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity - each have 940 to 1080 passenger capacity, and 545 and 655 crew members, offering worldwide luxury cruising. Each ship has one physician and three nurses. Preferred medical team members: English-speaking licensed physicians and nurses with broad general, emergency and shipboard experience. Contract duration: two to four months for physicians, and three to four months for nurses.

Disney Cruise Line

Sol Edelstein, MD, FACEP
Medical Director,
Vanter Cruise Health Services

Patricia McAllister
Vanter Cruise Health Services
Email: pmcallister@vanterventures.com

The Disney Cruise Line operates 3 ships with a fourth ship scheduled in 2012. Physicians are independent contractors and are experienced in emergency medicine, internal medicine or family practice. Contracts are 16 weeks. Liability coverage is provided.

Lindblad Special Expeditions

David B. Lorber, MD, FCCP
Consulting Physician
Email: Davidl@expeditions.com
Phone: 480-316-9450

Lindblad Expeditions
Bo Howell
1415 Western Avenue, Ste 700
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-403-1565
Fax: 206-403-1501
E-mail: BoH@expeditions.com

Lindblad uses US-licensed physicians for natural history-focused voyages. Must be boarded in emergency/family practice/internal medicine, with current ACLS certification, and at least three year's post-residency experience. Physicians interested in serving on our vessels can apply on line at Expeditions.com. The application can be found under employment, expedition team members.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Carlos J. Gonzalez, MD
Chief Medical Officer

7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Email (applicant resumes): shipboardresumes@ncl.com

Norwegian Cruise Lines staffs 16 ships worldwide, with two or three physicians, two to three nurses and in some ships a medical secretary. All medical staff crew members are full-time professionals who generally sign on for contracts of 14 weeks of duty, followed by 7 weeks of vacation.

Physicians are expected to be conversant in English, hold a medical degree from a recognized college or university and a current valid medical license (international or US), and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. They must hold board certification or similar international certification in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, or general practice. The Ship's Physician must have at least three years of postgraduate experience.

Nurses are expected to be conversant in English; hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from a recognized college or university and a current valid nursing license in their country, state or province of origin, and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. The nurse must have a minimum of three years of postgraduate clinical experience, with practical experience in advanced cardiac life support.

Norwegian Cruise Line prefers applicants with backgrounds in emergency medicine, intensive care or coronary care.

Oceania Cruises

Carlos J. Gonzalez, MD
Chief Medical Officer

7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Email (applicant resumes): shipboardresumes@ncl.com

Oceania Cruises staffs 6 ships worldwide, with one physician and one or two nurses. All medical staff crew members are full-time professionals who generally sign on for contracts of 14 weeks of duty, followed by 7 weeks of vacation.

Physicians are expected to be conversant in English, hold a medical degree from a recognized college or university and a current valid medical license (international or US), and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. They must hold board certification or similar international certification in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, or general practice. The Ship's Physician must have at least three years of postgraduate experience.

Nurses are expected to be conversant in English; hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from a recognized college or university and a current valid nursing license in their country, state or province of origin, and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. The nurse must have a minimum of three years of postgraduate clinical experience, with practical experience in advanced cardiac life support.

Oceania Cruises prefers applicants with backgrounds in emergency medicine, intensive care or coronary care.

Pearl Sea Cruises

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email: medicalteam@vikand.com

The Pearl Mist is a luxury cruise ship sailing to Canada, New England, Great Lakes, and the Caribbean.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary.

Quark Expeditions

Dan Zak, MD
Email:zaknorway@hotmail.com
www.quarkexpeditions.com

Quark Expeditions is strictly a bipolar company with expeditions aboard Russian Icebreakers to the Arctic and Antarctic. We seek emergency medicine physicians for tours of 10 days and longer. These are all small ships with 100 passengers and 20 western staff. There is only one health care provider aboard - YOU. There is no dressing up. These are true expeditions to very remote locationsmade possiblewith helicopters and zodiacs.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Carlos J. Gonzalez, MD
Chief Medical Officer

7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Email (applicant resumes): shipboardresumes@ncl.com

Regent Seven Seas Cruises staffs 5 ships worldwide, with one physician and one or two nurses. All medical staff crew members are full-time professionals who generally sign on for contracts of 14 weeks of duty, followed by 7 weeks of vacation.

Physicians are expected to be conversant in English, hold a medical degree from a recognized college or university and a current valid medical license (international or US), and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. They must hold board certification or similar international certification in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, or general practice. The Ship's Physician must have at least three years of postgraduate experience.

Nurses are expected to be conversant in English; hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from a recognized college or university and a current valid nursing license in their country, state or province of origin, and maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support. The nurse must have a minimum of three years of postgraduate clinical experience, with practical experience in advanced cardiac life support.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises prefers applicants with backgrounds in emergency medicine, intensive care or coronary care.

ResidenSea Cruise Lin

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Email:bill.heymann@vikand.com

Luxury vessel, The World, sailing unique worldwide itineraries with several day visits in each port along the way.

Opportunities for long term physicians and nurses for 10 week rotations.

Qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities."

Royal Caribbean International

Benjamin M. Shore, DO, FAAP, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Royal Caribbean Ltd.
1080 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132-2096
Email: bshore@rccl.com

Ruben D. Parejo, MD
Director, Medical Operations
Email: rparejo@rccl.com

Royal Caribbean Shipboard Careers
www.royalcareersatsea.com

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

Physicians must have at least three years of postgraduate training in general practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine or critical care, or board certification or similar international certification or equivalent training and experience in any of the following areas: emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. Nurses must have a minimum of three years recent emergency or ICU experience.

Applicants must hold a medical or nursing degree from a recognized university, a valid medical (physician or nursing) license and advanced cardiac life support and basic life support certifications. Physicians and nurses must be fully conversant in English.

Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II

Klaus-Gerrit Gerdts, MD
Consultant Physician

Our two square-rigged, luxury sailing vessels – the legendary Sea Cloud (max. 60 passengers) and her modern sister, Sea Cloud II (max. 90 passengers) - are offering five-star cruises in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Sea and Transatlantic crossings under sail. Our ship's doctors must be board-certified in emergency medicine, hold current ACLS, APLS and ATLS licenses and be fluent in English. We prefer candidates with previous practical experience as ship's physicians. Short-term appointments are available. Interested parties should submit CV, evidence of their qualifications and recent credentials as .pdf attachments. Please visit www.seacloud.com for contact information.

Sea Dream Yacht Club

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email:bill.heymann@vikand.com

Ultra-Luxury Yachting experience aboard two mega-yachts that sail exotic Amazon, Baltic, Caribbean, and European itineraries.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary.

Silversea Cruise Line

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email:bill.heymann@vikand.com

Eight luxury vessels sailing the Caribbean, Asian, Baltic, South Pacific, and European itineraries. Their newest ship Silver Muse will set sail in spring 2017.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary.

Viking Ocean Cruises

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email: bill.heymann@vikand.com

First vessel, the Viking Star, was launched in 2015 and is currently sailing European and Scandinavian itineraries. It will be joined by two additional vessels scheduled for delivery in 2016 and 2017.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary. Professional Liability Insurance provided.

Windstar Cruises

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email: bill.heymann@vikand.com

Windstar operates a fleet of six luxury ships known for intimate yacht style experiences and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary.

World Odyssey

William C. Heymann, MD, FACEP
Vikand Medical Management
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Email: bill.heymann@vikand.com

Student ship sailing world itineraries in a Semester at Sea program.

Opportunities for physicians and nurses with qualifications as outlined in the ACEP “Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.” Prior cruise ship experience preferred. Contract lengths vary.

Universal Application Form

The Universal Application Form can be downloaded from the ACEP Web site. The form can be used to apply for a position at most cruise lines. It is recommended that interested physicians send the cruise line a letter of interest and CV in addition to the application form. Individual cruise lines may also require you to fill out their own application form and submit it with documentation of your credentials.